Policing ‘Charge’ Likely To Increase

Written by on 10th January 2019

Willy Bach

Willy Bach

Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner says he is likely to make Harborough residents pay £2 more a month for Policing from April.

Willy Bach is considering the rise, £24 a year for the average Band D home locally, after being told how much cash the force will get from the government in the next year.

The 12% cent increase in the Police’s share of Council Tax – the biggest in recent years – would generate an extra £3m

The commissioner told Hfm a lot of that would go into boosting officer numbers:



Leicestershire Police has had to make savings of £38m since 2010, due to reduced government cash, which has seen officer numbers cut by 500.

Before a final decision on the rise is taken next month, people are being asked to have their say, by completing a questionnaire:



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